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English definition of “seep”

seep

verb [I + adv/prep]     /siːp/
to move or spread slowly out of a hole or through something: Pesticides are seeping out of farmland and into the water supply .figurative Given the intense secrecy of the arms business , information only seeps out in company literature .Movement of liquids seepage     /ˈsiː.pɪdʒ/ noun [U or C] Oil spills and seepage from refineries are common .Movement of liquids
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